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    Uptimes...

    Ever wished you could sue your power co. for loss of record uptime on your box?
    Had power outages yesterday... just ruined about 200 days worth of uptime on my openbsd2.9 box... *sniff*

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    Unfortunately power companies (and water, gas etc.) all have 101 disclaimers that means that even if they destroy your house through their negligence you can't sue them. So loss of uptime is at the bottom of their priorities list.
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    Thats why they make UPS (Uninteruptable Power Supply) systems, and gas generators....
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    You don't backup either do you?

    No UPS and no backup makes for a long weekend.....
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    lol haha.. that sux!
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    Re: Uptimes...

    Originally posted here by ammo
    Ever wished you could sue your power co. for loss of record uptime on your box?
    Had power outages yesterday... just ruined about 200 days worth of uptime on my openbsd2.9 box... *sniff*

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    Do you mean 200 days without a reboot or 200 days that the machine was on?

    I can't image going 200 days and hoping that no security exploints came out for my box

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    200 days on without reboots...

    "I can't image going 200 days and hoping that no security exploints came out for my box "
    You could if you ran OpenBSD

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    Originally posted here by ammo
    200 days on without reboots...

    "I can't image going 200 days and hoping that no security exploints came out for my box "
    You could if you ran OpenBSD

    Ammo
    I know it's good, but I still wouldn't take any chances

    Of couse if you have a system with a distro that is a couple of years old you might be in trouble....

    Example....
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/15614.html

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    As long as you are not running Windows, you don't have to reboot. Just restart whatever service you just patched. Reboots are only required by MS. Even a kernal change doesn't require a reboot, if you are using modules...Unless it is a major change to the core part of the kernal. And being openbsd, he probably hasn't rebooted in 200+ days.

    The real question is, what would you sue the power company for. Did you lose any money? Were you in a contest or something? Or is it just your own pride that got hurt?
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    Just plain pride

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